Paula Campbell of Poolbeg Press, and Turtle Bunbury gave wonderful speeches at the launch of Infidelity on May, 3rd, 2018. Photograph so kindly provided by Sarah Beth Casey.
On March 2nd, 2017, the heavenly Victoria Mary Clarke launched Ally's debut novel, The Inheritance at the Royal Hibernian Academy as guests sipped upon Aperol Spritz.
January 2018, The Inheritance was long listed for the 2018 Kate O'Brien Award
BEHIND THE TYPEWRITER
On October 14th, 2017, Ally spoke about her upbringing in County Monaghan and how it led to her becoming an author. Supported by Creative Ireland, the wonderful team at Clones library brought many insights to the creative passions and inspirations behind an amazing collection of writers. Frank McNally interviewing Marita Conlan-McKenna about her powerful Rebel Sisters; Alison Jameson and the story behind her beautifully intricate This family of things; Sean Rocks discussing Ciaran McMenamin and his energetic and poignant novel Skintown; Liz Nugent reading an incredible and chilling extract from her new book Skin Deep, and Art Agnew reciting Patrick Kavanagh's works with heart and soul. The audience in Clones was enraptured, all day.
And the key message? Believe in what you write.
On May 3rd, 2017 Ally spoke about her novel, The Inheritance, and the inspiration behind her writing at Kilkea Church, County Kildare.
On October 6th, 2017, Ally was delighted to be involved in "An Evening for Book Lovers" in aid of CMRF Crumlin Children's Hospital. www.cmrf.org
April 9th, 2019 At the AGM of the Riding for the Disabled Association of Ireland, Ally and her mother, Miriam Moore, spoke about their experience with the RDAI and what it means to them. http://rdai.org
August 27th, 2019 The last cut of Hydrangeas for the summer ...
In all Irish airports during February, 2019, The Inheritance and Infidelity have been chosen for this special promotion.
On June 23rd, 2017, Ally read extracts from her novel, The Inheritance at Hinterland. www.hinterland.ie
On April 26th, 2017, Ally read extracts from her novel, The Inheritance, and talked about the experiences which lead to her becoming a novelist at The Market House, Monaghan.